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CNN
May 3, 2014 7:00am PDT
to be making much of a difference and now you've got the white house and you've got germany and other members of the european union who are threatening more sanctions. how might that really impact the situation there? >> well, sanctions need to do two things. one, they need to punish the russians for the actions that they've already taken in annexing crimea, illegally, totally unprovoked. the second thing they need to deter the russians from further action. the russians have already gone beyond crimea. they've already sent their special forces into eastern ukraine to stir up trouble, and that's the trouble you're seeing now in eastern ukraine. it is only in eastern ukraine where the russians sent in their special forces that there's any difficulty around that country, around ukraine. the rest of the country is calm. so the sanctions which should go into effect now, the elevated sanctions, the harsher sanctions are necessary now, not waiting for two more weeks. >> the u.s., president obama had been meeting and talking with angela merkel. germany has some leverage in all this, doesn't it? it se
CNN
May 2, 2014 3:30pm PDT
merkel, chancellor of germany is visiting today. the most productive country in europe. 40% of young people in apprenticeship programs. it has no minimum wage. in fact, if you look at western europe as a group, the countries that have a minimum wage have 13.8% unemployment. the countries with no minimum wage, and these are, by the way, higher income countries. these are norway, sweden, austria, germany. they have 6.3% unemployment. what's wrong with this country? here are countries that say we're going to be economically productive. they have half the unemployment rate of the countries that have a social welfare state. what am i missing here? >> one, i lived in england for two years. i know great britain and know europe very well. what you're missing is they have a safety net, first of all. they have universal health care. day have -- young people have access to education. cost of housing is much lower. their governments ensure that there's a minimum standard of living and, in fact, the unemployment compensation is there for them. in fact -- >> i'm going to shock you, too. i think ca
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 3:00pm PDT
conference with the chancellor of germany. big news, big news for everyone except fox. they cut away from it. watch. >> all right, we were waiting for others to ask questions. we know that the next question coming up is from a german reporter. we are not anticipating that would be about the situation with benghazi, which is breaking news since the president has been talking really. so really, if in fact, somebody throws him a question on this topic, we'll go back to that joint news conference. >> gee wiz. amazing. >> there's literally only one thing to talk about, benghazi. >> first of all, i was at that news conference today, reverend al. there was some very important stuff that came out of there about ukraine, about the possibility of new sanctions. and i thought very, very important angela merkel herself raised the issue of nsa and how they've got some real differences with the united states in how we protect the rights of individual citizens while fighting terrorism. very important stuff. but fox news was upset because president obama did not adopt the fox news agenda and no reporter ask
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 5:00pm EDT
on these expansions. germany gets $50.2 billion in exports to russia. german lobby groups are counting numbers of 3000 jobs are dependent on russian trade. interest as well. there is major interest in pushing hard on angela merkel. >> doesn't germany import a lot of natural gas from russia? other issues is on the energy side of things. you heard president obama and chancellor merkel address that today. what we're looking at next, according to officials, and the president, if sanctions are to be expanded they're going to target entire sectors. financial services, defense, and that should mean energy. when it comes to europe, that is a major problem. what chancellor merkel said today, six countries are 100% reliant on russian gas. germans are taking a third of their gas from russia. before -- for sex how they do the is a huge question right now because of the damage that would be in norma's in the european area. waxing want to thank you for this developing story. when russian forces invaded the ukraine crimea peninsula in late february, it prompted one job atist to rethink her russia's news network. >>
CNN
May 2, 2014 2:00pm PDT
in putin. >> wolf, i think angela merkel, the chancellor of germany realizes that europe is not going to do anything and i think they have to respond, as you put it, to the putin challenge. i think military options are not off the table because they are week but because they are impossible to imagine. you're talking about going to the russia of border where russia spent 20 times what ukraine does on russia's budget. it's not clear what the ukrainian army is. remember, a large part of the ukrainian army in the east are ethnic russians. it's not entirely clear that they would side with the government. the sanctions route is the one that has to be tried and the german chancellor seems pretty firm that the europeans would join in broader sanctions and they want to keep ratcheting them up. it's important to know how much of an effect they have had because they have created so much uncertainty about russia that no one is investing. the stock market is down 13%. russia tried to borrow money on the international markets last week. they had to withdraw the offering because they couldn't borrow any m
CNN
May 2, 2014 10:00am PDT
. >>> other news, president obama and germany's leader facing some serious questions today on foreign policy flash points including the crisis in ukraine. the president just wrapped up a joint news conference with the german chancellor angela merkel. the u.s. is warning of tougher sanctions against russia over ukraine. the president saying the preference is a diplomatic solution but if that doesn't happen the next step is more sanctions. he says he understands the concerns of some european countries but he's confident the u.s. and the european union will stand together. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation. we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countri
NBC
May 2, 2014 4:00am PDT
russian president putin told germany's chancellor that ukraine should withdraw its military from the eastern and southern parts of the country. president obama will meet with german chancellor angela merkel later today. >>> alarming news about greenhouse gases on our planet. new tests show the level of caon dioxide in our atmosphere is now at its highest in human history. one scientist told the san francisco chronicle, it is time to stop building things with tail pipes and smokestacks. >>> here they are. horses and jockeys getting ready for this weekend's kentucky derby. an unpredictable field this year. almost anybody could win in the two-minute race. prerace coverage begins at noon eastern, 9:00 pacific on nbc sports network. don't miss race coverage beginning at 4:00 p.m. eastern, 1:00 pacific, here on nbc. >>> in health news, a problem that keeps millions of americans up all night. now the fda approved a new pacemaker like device to treat sleep apnea. it happens when throat and tongue muscles relax blocking airwaves. the implant keep the air ways open by zapping them with an
CNN
May 2, 2014 3:00am PDT
point ceases to be in the interests of the german government. germany gets a third of its oil and gas from russia and some of germany's best-known companies, volkswagen for one, have huge stakes in russia. so any type of sanction has a potential economic blowback and it's just a sign of how the west has a limited toolbox in dealing with the situation in ukraine, chris. >> all right, joe, thank you very much for the reporting. >>> let's bring in cnn military analyst james "spider" marks a retired major generally and former commanding general of the u.s. army intillgence center. general, thank you for joining us. let's leave the politics aside and deal with the urgency on the ground. what do you believe the situation is? who is ukraine fighting? what do you think the stakes are? >> fighting two elements really. you do have pro-russian separatists that are in east ukraine, but they're being supported directly, not only in terms of what i would call over-the-horizon support, weapons support, but also they have russian forces are on the ground instigating this and these are the folks we've
CNBC
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
has put up for sale and includes other allergy medication such as claritin. reports say germany's buyer is closing in on a deal to buy the unit for about $14 billion. on wednesday, another possible bidder, said it was no longer in the running. they could announce the transaction in the next few days. shares in frankfurt at this hour, they're trading up, a bit over 1% at the moment. back to you. >> bertha, thanks for that. good to see you. >> you, too. >> thank you. >>> in earnings news, linkedin reported a net loss. excluding items, the professional social networking site beat analyst forecasts as revenue rose 46%. membership rose 7%, the same growth rate as the fourth quarter. linkedin is forecasting full-year revenue growth below analyst estimates. shares in linkedin today currently up, 4% in frankfurt. they were down heavily after hours in the united states. >>> kraft foods has reported higher first quarter profits helped by cost cuts and moves to manage prices for key ingredients. revenue fell which missed analysts forecasts. kraft will be raising prices for nearly half of i
PBS
May 1, 2014 8:30pm PDT
of seven forty seven in japan germany's lufthansa is betting heavily on two of the world's largest commercial aircraft the latest model of the billings and forty seven and listed here but the treaty. one of the company's executives explains why. the cd posion o the frontood a ay ts tunic and he and i was going to move the group system so we have a pleasant ndp cool the comic. most european cities will form the view which helps. which means alone in. the if you compare these with cocoa talk to his mouth the conflict when it comes schools are still missing. so when enabled countries. their rooms also have to contend with limited space and stricter rules for airport operations. still there taunting them smaller and more miserable pain. he was ok because who doesn't cave to continue up. japanese airlines are doing well financially. for example japan airlines is just posted a profit of one point five bb in dollars. the chores or earnings are concerned japanese companies had adopted this owner strategy than their overseas competitors. it does seem wiser to be shifting towards mid sized a
FOX News
May 1, 2014 8:00pm PDT
that killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. general lovell was in germany awaiting orders to strike at the terrorists, orders that never came. >> what we did know quite early on is that this was a hostile action. this was no demonstration gone terribly awry. to the point of what happened, the facts led to the conclusion of a terrorist attack. the afri-con j 2 was focused on attribution. the attacks became attributable very soon after the event. >> so that means the u.s. military, the cia on the ground in libya, and pretty much everyone else directly involved with the benghazi attack knew it was not a spontaneous demonstration within hours. yet, as we proved yesterday, the obama administration created a fiction that the attack was a reaction to an anti-muslim videotape. the cover was blown off that deception this week when a memo by white house advisor ben rhodes was released through the freedom of information act. the memo clearly says that ambassador susan rice was prepped to tell the world on television that a videotape incited the murders in benghazi. incredibly,
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 8:00pm EDT
of the relationship, germany is the key player. let me talk a little bit about the state department told us earlier this week, that there in juneson with the e.u., but you know, there are real erequests about whether or not germany and the united states and the e.u. are all together on this, what do you think. >> right. >> i think you have to look at it in difference pieces. in terms of the analysis, this is clear russian aggression against a neighbor, intervening militarily, we have exactly the same analysis. the difference is begin to come up is what do you do about it. the quite is willing to go down the road of very tough sanctions against them in order to create some pain on the russian economy. and putin directly to get him to want to change the policies. >> what else -- >> go ahead. >> with the union is not so sure about putting in place the tough sanctions. they feel a plow back because of the relationships and we tried to stay together, meaning that the combined package is less than it should have been. >> so if the e. u. won't go for it, what else and president obama do? >> i think they d
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 6:00pm EDT
draft. the actions come in the wake of russian president reportedly telling germany's chancellor that the military must leave the south eastern part of the country and end the show down with pro russian activates who have seized several buildings. al jazeera has the latest now from done yes, sirring. >> yet again, ukraine's police were overwhelmed. they were trying to protect the prosecutors office. and for a short period, they kept the prorussian crowd at pay. >> soon retreated under a garage of missiles. this is them cowers under their shields. the protestors move in, grabbing shields and helmets from the policeman. the police are led away, one by one. a police armored vehicle approached and then retreats as the crowd threatens to attack it. by now the crowd has taken over the building, they are stormed the prosecutors office, because it says supports the government in kiev, which they don't recognize. so the photographs of government officials go up in smoke, the police are nowhere to be seen, and the protestors are firmly in control of another building. and this is yet one mo
CNBC
May 1, 2014 9:00am EDT
job. gave you a percentage of how many are negative. germany are doing more slamming there than in the united states. look, yelp is -- is it an honest broker? yes. i have 4.5 stars right now. >> ve-- in the restaurant. >> what happens if that falls? >> i'll tell you what i think of yelp if that falls. >> 4.5. i thought -- can you get 5? >> guy came in and did 3 and blamed, you know, i don't know said that i wasn't hosting well. hosting last night, did a darn good job. >> what's coming up on "mad money" tonight? >> two companies that reported dynamite upside surprises. one is reacting positively, the other is reacting negative. now they're both negative. very interesting. harman and dominos reported upside surprises that were up, stocks up, getting hit. that's the old pattern we experienced with the yelps and concurs. how about this. old economy not doing as well today. look at clorox. another one that people thought, hey, you can't miss. so let's see, i happen to be big believers in harman and dpz. not giving up on those. we have to learn more. >> finally after this week's gdp n
CNBC
Apr 29, 2014 4:00am EDT
's stronger than what france can do. it means that europe must have a strong growth everywhere, in germany, spain, uk, to go to converge to this target. >> do you think the french economy would be able to benefit from the growth from other countries? >> that's one of the targets of the plan is to say we tried to improve the company's situation and in that case, it will be both to capture the eurozone trajectory. that's the target of the government. >> phillip, when we tried to reform the french economy, there's always something funny or perhaps even worrying. the best reform in france is always the one that is not impacting myself. so french people are reluctant of the impact of the reform. >> it's mostly everywhere always the same thing. it's always better when your neighbor is changing its mind in this situation. what we see and what is important currently in france is that gdp per capita growth, it means that what you earn is what i lost. there's one winner, one loser. and that's why it's practically difficult at this moment of the cycle. that's why manuel vass ask ed, o try to make thi
CNBC
Apr 28, 2014 6:00am EDT
if we have shown the stock, but you can see that trading slightly up, 31.02 is the number. and germany's british consumer giant ricket is said to be among the final contenders. merck's cop summer unit is best known for coppertoen sunscreen and claritin. >> for rickets. >> for rickets? >> yeah. >> thank you. i know where you are going with that. >> i'm not going anywhere. i missed you. i i am just glad you are here. i'm glad you are not in the seminary here, which would be a shocker. anyway, that was a big day. >>> we have another big deal. this is a european situation. >> you go up against the -- over here we might be a little bit nationalistic about some of our companies, like i didn't want the bacon. and bacon is like $12 a pound now. you don't have to say i was right about that, but we didn't want to sell smith view. nothing happens with the final say. >> it's always been that way in france. >> i know. i'm not surprised. >> this is just like welcome to france, welcome to the world. >> they didn't want to sell yogurt. now this is the crown jewel of the industrial -- do they have anyt
CNBC
Apr 28, 2014 4:00am EDT
. a big move in astra's shares, one of the top on the ftse, 14%. pfizer a slight bit higher in germany today. katherine boil is joining us with more on that. there's been a lot of discussion behind the scenes, is the next offer going to be a hostile one? >> well, it looks like pfizer is very much taking that tone with the statement today saying they made a couple of efforts to engage with astrazeneca management and they are not engaging back and are going directly to shareholders. what we have to see next is how much of a sweetener they are coming back for the shareholders because actually, if you look at astrazeneca shares today, they are trading close to the initial offer price made back in january. so pfizer definitely is going to have to add a little bit more to that to see shareholders really respond. >> no doubt the hedge funds are snipping around this deal already, but when we talk about the hostile approach, these are much more difficult to get across. but you have a backdrop where big farmer is on the move with the hallowed activity out there. do you think it's us is taped for
CNN
Apr 26, 2014 7:00am PDT
's one in germany. there's only two really that would be available. >> thank you so much for your time. appreciate that. >> all right. >>> a teenager was stabbed to death in the stairwell of her high school on prom day. the stunned student body and police. they all want to know why. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> investigators in connecticut are trying to figure out the motive behind a deadly attack on a 16-year-old honors student. it happened yesterday at a school in milford. just about 20 miles away from newtown. police say a classmate slashed maren sanchez to death in a school stairwell. this is heartbreaking. what happened? >> she was a very popular girl. we're hearing a lot on social media from her friends and family. at about 7:00 a.m. this all unfolded in the stair
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